micke-midlife on August 17th, 2010

“Sometimes” was this morning. The 8.5km from our new home in Espoo to work were extended by a 1km detour via the little princess’ day care. This extension will become the routine rather sooner than later. But it wasn’t the additional 1km that slowed me down, although the thought of it isn’t speeding me up [...]

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micke-midlife on August 16th, 2010

This morning, just arrived @ work after a 8,5km morning stroll (to get yesterday’s 21k in 4:15min/km out of the legs). Bumped into a colleague and fellow marathon runner, Christoffer, in the changing room… ehm, this sounded weird now. Anyway, nothing inappropriate intended here. Christoffer himself is going for the Marathon in Brussels later in [...]

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micke-midlife on June 7th, 2010

Back on the trail. The whole month of May was off. Mainly off, some sporadic runs when bad conscience hit me after an evening with too much chocolate or a whole bag of Katjes Joghurt Gums disappeared in one go. Neither was there much interest in blogging as you could see. Anyway, it’s now time [...]

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micke-midlife on April 7th, 2010

training notes, 8 x 800m in 2:38min, quite alright
quite a good session today. The last one with Ari before the Hamburg Marathon, he’s on a vacation trip to southern Spain, lucky guy, he is. We did a really good series of 800m runs. Wanted to do 10, i.e. the Yasso 800s, but got a cramp [...]

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micke-midlife on April 4th, 2010

training notes, gradually getting back to normal
2 x 6km in 3:40min and 3:44min/km, it’s not a record pace but a positive sign of getting back to normal. The iron deficiency has left its marks predominantly on the interval runs. The weekly amount has been at 110km on average for some weeks now again. Another 2 [...]

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micke-midlife on March 31st, 2010

the winter is gradually fading away, also here in the north. With envy we see the weather reports from central Europe. A couple of days southern parts of Germany had almost 20 degrees. The lucky bastards are wearing shorts when on their run, and we’re still equipped with a hat, gloves, a thick neoprene running [...]

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micke-midlife on March 8th, 2010

Although not really on top of the game right now, but had to try some longer runs. The training program suggests 30km runs as long ones, well everything beyond the 20k mark sounds sufficiently long to me. Used a bit of a trick lately, running 9 or 10k in the morning and another 15 to [...]

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micke-midlife on March 6th, 2010

Running wasn’t much joy lately. The normal basic run was kind of ok. It felt a bit tougher but with all the snow around and three layers of clothing when it had -15 to -20 degrees, well, running just isn’t the same than with a pair of shorts on a dry and sunny 20 degrees [...]

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micke-midlife on January 30th, 2010

Today I came across something cool. Was out on a shorter run because all the snow that has come down in the last 3-4 days makes running really difficult. The ground is uneven, the snow is soft. The feet stumble forward more than anything. Well, it trains all the small muscles in the feet that look after [...]

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micke-midlife on January 17th, 2010

Met Ari Monday this week while he was running bare footed on the 400m track at the Esport Arena. First thought, did he read the book “Born to Run”? Did he perhaps read the review of it? (The book praises barefoot running as a cure to a majority of physical inhibitors to running.) Well, as [...]

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